Since the start of the 2011 tennis betting action all the headlines and all the hype have been focused on Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic and with good reason.
The world’s No.2 player has been on fire winning every match and every tournament he’s entered so far this calendar year.
Djokovic started the year off with a Grand Slam title at the Aussie Open and is a perfect 24-0 thus far in the tennis competition. No wonder he’s been such a favorite in the tennis odds action.
But those matches have all been on hard courts and anyone that knows anything about tennis betting knows that as soon as the Key Biscayne tournament ends its clay court season and no one, arguably in the history of the sport, has dominated the dirt like world #1 Raphael Nadal.
When the clay courts come into play it’s time for Nadal to shine and so far he’s been impressive.
Since losing to Djokovic in the final of the Sony Ericsson event in Key Biscayne Nadal hasn’t lost a match. He swept through the field at the Masters Monte-Carlo event knocking off a very tough draw, including #3 seed Andy Murray, before defeating fellow Spaniard and clay court wizard David Ferrer, in the final.
And over the weekend he put on another impressive performance on the dirt cruising through the field and defeating Ferrer once again in the Final to take back-to-back tournament titles.
But Nadal’s success on the clay is hardly a surprise to tennis odds makers. Nadal will be the favorite by a wide margin in the tennis betting action in every clay event he plays this year and looks like the runaway favorite in the tennis betting action to win the French Open again this year.
There are only a few players that can even seriously challenge Nadal for the second Slam event of the season. Ferrer is one of them as is world No.3 Roger Federer. Clay is hardly Federer’s specialty but he’s the only other player to win the event in the past six years.
And of course, with the way he’s been playing, never count out Djokovic to open some eyes at Roland Garros either.